ORDER ENFORCEMENT II - CONTEMPT OF COURT


CONTEMPT When a payer is seriously behind in child support payments, or is not complying with the conditions of an order to seek work, a CONTEMPT proceeding may be considered. If the court finds a person is in contempt of court, the court may order a jail sentence of up to six months, but will set "purge" conditions. The purge conditions may be an amount of money that the person must pay or it may be actions that the person must take to avoid jail. The Child Support Agency monitors the compliance with the Contempt Order.